England: Bournemouth Striker Callum Wilson Receives First Ever Call-Up As Squad For USA & Croatia Games Announced

Chris Wright

8th, November 2018

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Congratulations are most definitely due to Callum Wilson, who has received his first England call-up after playing his way into Gareth Southgate’s squad for the upcoming matches against the United States and Croatia.

The Bournemouth striker has scored six goals in 11 league games so far this season, thus making him the joint-highest scoring Englishman in the Premier League alongside Harry Kane (who is also in the England squad) and Glenn Murray (who isn’t).

However, Brighton do have a player in the mix with centre-back Lewis Dunk retaining his place. Elsewhere, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Michael Keane are both re-called as a result of their respective recent up-turns in form.

Wayne Rooney is also chucked in as a token inclusion as the Three Lions’ all-time top goalscorer will be awarded a token 120th cap against the Yanks despite retiring from international football two years ago.

England play the US on Thursday 15th November before Croatia arrive at Wembley in the Nations League the following Sunday (18th).